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by Paleotime
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: What you wish you knew
Replies: 26
Views: 820

Re: What you wish you knew

LOL...that fades with time. At least it did for me. A direction in a collection can happen pretty organically based on those watches you choose to buy. For example, my eye was always most easily drawn to the designs of the 1920s/1930s. After a few purchases - that refined itself to a couple of brand...
by Paleotime
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Does this dial look like any Elgin dial you recognize?

I would have thought 18/0 myself.
by Paleotime
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Would appreciate some info on this Benrus
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: Would appreciate some info on this Benrus

You can see the shockproofing system being used clearly in the movement photo. It is the piece screwed to the balance cock that isn't the regulator. It uses spring pressure to hold the cap jewel in place but can supply some give in cases of a hit.
by Paleotime
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Solid Gold Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: My First Solid Gold Watch

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I dropped it off at the watchmaker yesterday. I would have done the service myself but with my work schedule and the holidays I knew it would be months before I got to it. This way it is just a few weeks until I can wear it! For Jack W. - Here are some phot...
by Paleotime
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Solid Gold Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 196

My First Solid Gold Watch

Hi Everyone, I had taken time off from active collecting for awhile - just too many projects and way to busy to get the bench time needed to catch-up. (Honestly - most of my hobby/play money was going into the GTO as well). Anyway...Despite having a collection of a couple of hundred watches, I had n...
by Paleotime
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin base metal case.
Replies: 17
Views: 2042

Re: Elgin base metal case.

I am fortunate to own one of each...here is a side by side.
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by Paleotime
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Paleotime, please check your private message inbox
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Paleotime, please check your private message inbox

Bruce, After several months absence...I am back. PM replied to.
by Paleotime
Fri May 04, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Bulova conqueror 1926
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Bulova conqueror 1926

Pedro - thanks for the vote of confidence. I really don't mind dials with a lot of "character"...I am fortunate to have been collecting Bulovas of this age for awhile and I maintain a pretty good inventory of parts and parts movements. Time and laziness are the main reasons this watch isn't on my wr...
by Paleotime
Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin collection
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Elgin collection

Welcome...Very nice collection of Elgins. Looks like you are mostly into stuff from the mid-1940s to the 1960s. We like pictures - so no worries about flooding us.
by Paleotime
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Bulova conqueror 1926
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Bulova conqueror 1926

The dial is in tough shape - but it maybe isn't as bad as the crystal makes it seem. Still I am keeping an eye out for a better dial. I have a new glass crystal for it also, and I have a stock of correct hands that I have hoarded. The movement is the 17j version of the 9AT. Thanks for your response ...